The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously has declared unconstitutional the part of the state’s sex offender law that prohibits sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of child care facilities, churches, schools and other places where children gather.

The Nov. 21 decision came on a challenge to the law by Anthony Mann, who contended that his probation officer demanded he move out of his Clayton County, Ga., home after a child care facility moved nearby — or face arrest.

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